Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21) today released the following statement regarding a $4 million Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program grant awarded to the San Antonio International Airport for noise mitigation efforts for area residents.
Congressman Smith: "I am pleased that my constituents living near the San Antonio International Airport who have lived with airport noise for several years will get relief from a recent $4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. These funds, along with other investments over the past six years, will go directly towards solutions that improve both the airport and the surrounding community. I look forward to seeing progress for local residents as well as for the many travelers who visit San Antonio."
Background: Since 2006, efforts have been underway to mitigate the noise created by the San Antonio International Airport for the surrounding community. This September will mark the 1,000th sound-proofed home near the airport using federal assistance funds.